Round River Canada is dedicated to landscape conservation. We achieve this by supporting indigenous communities to design and implement strategies that conserve and restore wildness, build cultural resilience, and support indigenous stewardship of their homelands. Knowledge of place is the bedrock that anchors Round River’s conservation efforts, and we are committed to incorporating all ways of knowing to understand the cultural, ecological and social values of landscapes. We recognize that flourishing wildlife, wildness and wild places are important in and of themselves, and that conservation, to be sustainable, must be tied to the communities most dependent upon these landscapes.
Round River Canada is an affiliate of Round River Conservation Studies, an international non-profit registered in the USA as a 501(c)3 organization since 1991. Round River’s work in Canada began in 1993 on British Columbia’s Central Coast. Round River has long standing projects in the US Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Arizona, in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans, in South and Central America in the Aysén Region of Patagonia Chile, the Belize Mayan Mountains, and the Pantanal of Brazil, and In Asia in the Darhad Valley of Huvsgul Province, Mongolia.
Round River Canada is a project on MakeWay’s Shared Platform, which provides operational supports, governance, and charitable expertise for change makers. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.